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Team Picture of VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital

Our Team

We know that finding a quality veterinarian, who both you and your pet feel comfortable with, is very important. We have grown over the past year and are extremely proud of our team here at VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital, we are excited to introduce you to our doctors.

Dr. Jamie Ota has a special interest in surgery, preventive medicine and critical care. 
Dr. Lisa Buehler has a special interest in internal medicine and cardiology.
Dr. Nicole Malecek has a special interest in acupuncture, canine rehabilitation and emergency medicine. 
Dr. Jason Steenis has a special interest in internal medicine, surgery and dermatology.
Dr. Hee Yoo has a special interest in acupuncture, surgery and internal medicine.

The doctors are joined by our friendly, professional staff, made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From check-in to check-out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

As always, we strive to offer the exceptional service and caring concern that you have come to trust. We look forward to seeing you and your pet soon.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

Our Veterinarians

Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets.

Explore our veterinarians’ biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet’s care.

Our Vets

Our Technicians and Assistants

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve.

Explore our support team members’ biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet’s care.

Our Vet Support


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.

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Kennel Assistant

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Kennel Assistant

Pete P.

Kennel Assistant

Laurie S.

Patient Care Specialist

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

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Client Service Representative

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Client Service Representative

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Client Service Representative

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Client Service Representative

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